Eggless Chocolate Cake

I have strived over and over to get an eggless recipe right! My vegetarian and Jain colleagues have ensured that I learn. So here is what worked finally!
After many trials of eggless recipes done from various sites, I gave up. Somehow the texture never worked. Until one day, I was looking through some old books, dated back to the days I used to teach at college and found this recipe that one of my students had shared. Thank you Viral! This totally works :)

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Sindu Aven's Secret Indian Recipe !
Serves: 
6

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 - 40 minutes

Complexity: 
Easy


Ingredients: 
Maida (Flour) - 2 tea cups
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder - 1/4 tea cup
Fresh Curd - 1/ 2 tea cup
Fresh Cream (Malai) - 1/2 tea cup
Softened Butter - 50 gms
Milk - 1/2 tea cup
Castor Sugar - 2 tea cips
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Directions: 
Sieve the maida, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder at least thrice and keep aside.
Beat the fresh cream until smooth. Continue beating while adding the sugar and bring to a smooth fluffy look. Add the butter and continue beating for another 2 minutes.
Gradually blend in the powders you readied in step 1 and add the vanilla essence.
Add the curd and beat again for a minute.
Slowly add the milk and keep beating. Keep a check on the batter consistency. The batter should fall in pieces and not be runny at all.
Pre heat the oven to 180 C. Grease a cake tin, dust it with a little maida and pour in the batter.
Bake for 30 mins or till done.
Footnotes: 
You may choose to top up the cake with whipped cream.